After high school I visited NTNU to meet representatives from different master programs. The specialization program “Energy management in buildings” captured my interest. Here my interests in technical solutions and environmental protection were met. I realized that it was possible to save money and increase the comfort for the users of the building at the same time.
I find it meaningful to take part in sustainable energy development in buildings. Buildings are responsible for 40% of energy consumption and 36% of CO2 emissions in the EU. Energy efficient design and energy saving measures are a key as EU aim to reduce the CO2 emissions by 20 % towards 2020, taking 1990 emissions as the reference. This is reflected in stricter building regulations that goes towards passive house standard.
During the spring 2016 I prepared for exams in two heat pump courses at NTNU. I see the great impact this technology has when it comes to energy saving measures and reduction in CO2 emissions. From the autumn 2016 I started my PhD study at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. I hope that I can continue to work and live in China in the future.